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>> perfect music to lead us into the next story. >> exactly. running. new information on running and wet loss, so many of us think it is the key to losing weight. that's not always the case. >> our friends at pop sugar have come up with tips for you to make sure the miles you are putting on, are actually getting results. abc's abbie boudreau has all the details. >> reporter: some fitness experts say you may think running will help you chase away extra pounds. often times it doesn't. >> come on, guys! push it, guys! >> reporter: former pro football player, and now fitness guru, says you may have to mix up your running routine. >> if you are doing the same thing three times a week. your body will adapt to that. it will become easy. do hills. intervals, speed. >> reporter: that worked for kimberly and adriana, both desperate to lose weight when running alone wasn't cutting it. >> i kind of wasn't going anywhere. i wasn't even plateauing. i really wasn't losing. >> reporter: when you started
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adding other things to the workout beyond the treadmill, what did you see? >> i have lost over 30 pounds. >> reporter: brendon says healthy eating, resistance training, combined with running is key. if you are still not losing weight you are likely not running enough. how much do you look to run? >> i like to run three miles a day. >> reporter: three miles. >> i run seven. >> reporter: every day? >> not every day. few times a week. >> you need to make yourself uncomfortable and challenge yourself. >> reporter: brendon says challenging yourself is not how long you are running, but paying attention to your heart rate. >> if you go above 80% you will burn fat for the future. >> reporter: if you are anything lake me after a long run, you have experienced the post workout pig-out. >> it's not a pass to go heat a burrito or pizza. yeah, go eat a nice salad. >> reporter: advice i guess i will take. not even a bite? please? abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles.
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>> if you run miles you deserve a treat. they have a point. you reach a plateau, if you dot same thing every day, run 30 minutes, two miles, every day, you say get a friend, get outside. get off the treadmill. run faster with somebody with you. >> i like running outside more. treadmill running is different. it's different than running outside, feeling the elements and hills and stuff. >> fresh air. doesn't hurt anyone either. maybe lose some pounds, too. coming up, secrets of survival. we'll take you inside the amazon jungle to learn how tribal cultures live cut off from the rest of the world. could their way of life hold the key to fulfillment. ahead in the next half hour, fiery crash on the highway. the heroic truck driver who risk his own life to save a grandmother and a baby. we will take you to the scene. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ better run through the jungle ♪ ♪ what don't you see welcome back. in this fast-paced, high-tech society it's fascinating to think there are actual tribes of people who still have little to no contact with the outside world. >> unplugged. as technology is evolving much faster than we are, much of their way of life is simply about survival. as we get this rare opportunity to peer into their world. ask yourself, could you hack it? abc's dan harris finds out for himself. >> reporter: just weeks ago seven members of a previously uncontacted amazonian tribe
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emerged in brazil after threats from illegal loggers and drug traffickers forced them from their home in peru. several years ago a similar story prompted me to travel up the amazon to a place no reporter had been before. we came to meet the indians. who for millin yeah had zero contact with the outside world. in recent years they had limited outside contact, they still essentially lived in the same way their ancestors in the stone age. the pace of life here couldn't be more different than ours. while they have had a few modern tools like motor boats, swing trunks and goggles -- they seemed to take the parts of modernity that helped them live their ancient lifestyle. in fact they still live in large communal huts which led me to an impertinent question.
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this is a sensitive question. if you want to be alone with your wife, you want to be intimate with your wife, you are living in this room filled with people, how do you have privacy? [ laughter ] >> reporter: he told me they get plenty of privacy at night when everybody is asleep. apparently so. at the time of this interview this guy had seven children and his wife was pregnant with number eight. a new national geographic series "survive the tribe" takes viewers inside remote cultures and asks survivalists to live as the tribe lives for ten days. in the jungle survival skills are imperative knowing how to find water and emergency calories like beetle larva. >> i wouldn't say that insect grubs are my favorite. >> reporter: like the indians i visited, the hunters use hunting skills specific to their environment.
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their preferred target is the monk y high in protein, which they hunt high in the canopy using poisonous darts. most experienced hunters can fire a dart over 100 feet. they're >> we're going to the kill right now. >> when you start hunting with them and when you are actually in the action with them. you recognize that these people are truly the masters of the for forest. >> reporter: despite their isolation and lack of modern technology. it becomes clear on the show that these people mostly want the same things we do. >> you can see how people are raising their families, how they're finding their food, what their activities are that they are so good at that enable them to live in these really remote locations. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. >> leave it to dan to ask the sex question there. >> very fascinating to see how they live. how they survive. and thrive, really. during this thing. and i know right now that you're craving the grubs you saw there. >> the things like creampuffs.
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just look us. eat the little suckers. man, shooting the poison darts. just don't inhale accidentally. right? ctivities are, that they're so good at that enable them to liven these really remote locations. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> leave tight dan to ask the sex question therement. >> very fascinating to see how they live. how they survive. and thrive, really. during this thing. and i know right now that you're craving the grubs you saw there. >> the things like creampuffs. just look us. eat the little suckers. man, shooting the poison darts. just don't inhale accidentally. right.
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now it is time for "the mix "and we have some wild, wild things for you. let's start with this humongous alligator, hunters in bam caught for us. a whopping 1,000 plus catch for these hunters in alabama. and the length of this was logged at about 15 feet. now, that's pretty -- that's pretty big. >> a lot of gator. >> according to the national zoo, the average size for a female is about 8 to 9 feet but males can get over 1,000 pounds, but this is very rare for someone to catch this. >> what do do you with all that alligator meat? at the minnesota state fair, they can get ail gated other a stick. do they carve it up? sell the skin?
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>> they do have alligator on a stick? >> they do. check out minnesota state fair. moving on. we were just talking about running, health benefits of running, and the snacks you want to get after. meet a guy who is running cross-country. this is steve nolton. he can have as much as he wants to eat. he is running 3,414 miles. california to d.c. to raise awareness for american veterans. good for him. he is from minnesota. he is pushing the stroller you see there which has water and cell phone charger. apparently though, get this, steve has already run across the country twice. once previously to promote research for asperger's syndrome and another time for crone's disease. burning calories and pounds. >> great cause, to bring awareness to that. moving right along. let's meet a little chihuahua who was born without her front legs. so, the owner who adopted her decided to make this little contraption out of some former
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toys. little skateboard wheels there. and little chihuahua said to be doing great. and ashley, the owner of the little chihuahua, has donations pour in. they also had a designer make a little cart for her. >> i have never seen a dog like that without front legs. i have seen dogs with injuries to their hind legs, spinal cord injuries, towing along the little wheels. >> turbo is on a roll. >> turbo harnessed to a skateboard. good for him. apparently that device was molded out of a 3d printer as well. moving on. here's a guy we've been talking about all morning. pretty sure the dancer doesn't have bones. >> yeah, rubber band man. >> check this guy out. arthur kadri, using his gopro, courtesy of gopro, has to be the most flexible human being i have ever seen. maybe belongs in cirque du
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they're under the command of the state highway patrol which has so far failed to ease tensions here. >> what happens is, the peaceful protesters gather, but other element blends in. and now they blend in and that's what's been causing us some issues. >> reporter: as families and businesses prepared for another night of violence, president obama pleaded for peace and order. >> so the community in ferguson that is rightly hurting and looking for answers, let me call once again for us to seek some understanding rather than simply holler at each other. >> reporter: at the heart of all this unrest what happened between these two men, darren wilson, a white police officer, recognized for excellent service, and michael brown, a young black man about to start college. the results of several autopsies of the unarmed 18-year-old coming in. >> at least six shots. could be more. but at least six.
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>> reporter: the medical examiner hired by the family saying it's not clear if brown was charging forward or surrendering. >> the muzzle of the gun was at least one to two feet away, the muzzle at the time of discharge. it could have been 30 feet away it would be the same thing. >> reporter: and then those conflicting accounts of just what happened. >> it is our understanding at this point of the investigation, that within the police car there was a struggle over the officer's weapon. >> reporter: eyewitnesses though tell a very different story. >> he was running, he turned around and put his arms up. he just stopped, put his hands up after he had gotten shot repeatedly. >> reporter: now it will be likely up to a grand jury to sort all of this out. >> along with sorting all of that out, they're trying to keep everything else safe by day. ferguson's schools announced today they will not reopen until monday now. >> that's right. the start of the school year
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delayed yet a whole week now because of this unrest. and we have tahman joining us live now in ferguson, missouri. tahman, great to have you with us. what can you tell us about the prosecutor overseeing the investigation of michael brown's killing. we understand there is scrutiny of him this morning? >> reporter: yeah, that's right, devin. there is a lot of scrutiny of the prosecutor. a lot of the protesters are worried whether or not he can be impartial. now he has strong ties to the st. louis police. his father, his mother, his brother, and other members of his family all served as cops in st. louis. in fact, his father was killed by a black man in the line of duty. so, a lot of people want to see him step aside and want to see the governor call in -- or at least the attorney general call in a special prosecutor to investigate this. but the prosecutor's office says that he will stay on the case and he will see this thing through. >> all right, all eyes on the prosecutor. abc's tahman bradley live in ferguson this morning. thank you, tahman. stay with abc news for the latest on the situation in ferguson. breaking details later this
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morning on "america this morning" and "good morning america." turning now to our other top story -- the search for an expectant mom has gone from a missing persons case to a murder case. 19-year-old erin corwin was reported missing by her husband, marine corporal jon corwin, two months ago. yesterday her body was found not far from her home at the bottom of a mine shaft. her alleged lover, christopher brandon lee is now in custody. investigators say it appears corwin was going out to meet lee the day she disappeared. isis fighters in iraq have suffered a rare defeat. losing control of the country's largest dam with the help of american air power. it's now back in the hands of iraqi forces. abc's karen travers has the details. >> reporter: the u.s. military launched another heavy aerial bombardment over northern iraq more than a dozen air strikes aimed at helping kurdish and iraqi forces reclaim the critical mosul dam from isis. >> with our support, iraqi and
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kurdish forces took a major step forward by recapturing the largest dam in iraq near the city of mosul. >> reporter: u.s. and iraqi officials have been concerned, isis fighters could blow up the dam, releasing a massive wave of water, 60 feet high, flooding the city of mosul and impacting baghdad 250 miles away. >> the mosul dam fell under terrorist control earlier this month and is directly tied to our objective of protecting americans in iraq. if that dam was breached, it could have proven catastrophic. >> reporter: taking a break from his summer vacation, president obama was back at the white house for an iraq briefing with his national security council. he has insisted the u.s. air strikes will only be used to protect americans and prevent a humanitarian disaster. and pope francis weighed in and seemed to endorse action against isis. the pope said where there is
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unjust aggression, the aggressor must be stopped. but he stressed that he didn't say stopped with bombs or war, just by some means. pope francis also said he would consider going to northern iraq in a sign of solidarity with the christians there who are being persecuted because of their religion. karen travers, abc news, washington. a major milestone this morning in the effort to rid syria of weapons of mass destruction. the pentagon says a special navy ship has destroyed hundreds of tons of chemicals used to create sarin and mustard gas and nerve agents. the materials had been surrendered by assad regime to international monitors. president obama said the elimination of syria's declared stockpiles is a significant international achievement but he warned that syria must still destroy remaining weapons facilities. the deadly ebola outbreak appears to only be getting worse. officials say it is now the deadliest on record. killing more than 1,100 and
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shows no signs of slowing. but there is a hopeful sign this morning at a hospital in atlanta. american missionary nancy writebol was reunited with her husband david, holding hands with him through the glass and praying together over the intercom. writebol battling ebola herself is said to be getting stronger every day. a top new york city politician revealed she has hpv, a sexually transmitted disease, that can cause cancer. melissa mark-viverito, speaker of the city council, made the unusual announcement on twitter saying she is at high risk. she said she took the unusual step of tweeting about her condition to help destigmatize the virus. it is among the most common stds and known to cause cervical cancer in women. there is no known cure. getting a lot of buzz for speaking out. there is no test for it. she says she is nervous about the diagnosis, getting a biopsy. but wants all women to pay attention to this and get vaccinated.
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>> very brave for her to come out on twitter and sort of look for information and give information. >> absolutely. a wildfire is threatening hundreds of homes and businesses near yosemite national park. 13,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the central california foothill community around oakhurst, including guests from four hotels, but some residents are refusing to leave. the fire has burned 500 acres so far. >> and as the fires burn here is a look at your tuesday forecast. it will be stormy in the southwest. and parts of the rockies today. thunderstorms from the great lakes and into the ohio valley. scattered showers from the southeast. spotty storms from western pennsylvania to virginia. >> 80s from new york to atlanta. heating up to the 90s across the south and plains. 80s also for much of the rockies. well, plenty of parents are dropping their kids off at college these days. for one family in texas, the whole thing was five times as nice. >> we say five times because we are talking about the diaz
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quintuplets -- maria, enna, jorge, john, emilio. all five of them are entering their freshman year at university of north texas together. >> they've never been more than an arm's length away for their entire life. why should college be any different? the school never had a set of quints enrolled at the same time before. good for them. coming up -- some breaking news from hollywood. a big engagement just being announced. who is involved? >> and the trucker coming to a the rescue on an interstate. his story and who he saved straight ahead. you're watching "world news now." ♪ there goes my hero announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by airborne every day.
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♪ there goes my hero ♪ watch him as he goes welcome back. well, a dangerous scene in mississippi turns a truck driver into a hero. he led a band of good samaritans into action saving a grandmother and baby trapped inside a burning car. >> other drivers initially steered around the smoke and flames. but he ran right into it. here's mara schiavocampo with more. >> reporter: an inferno on the interstate. >> whoa, whoa, whoa. whoa, whoa, whoa! hang on. hang on. hang on. >> reporter: a lincoln towncar failing to yield while merging onto the freeway in gulfport,
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mississippi, losing control in 70-mile-an-hour traffic, colliding with an 18-wheeler, trapping the passengers inside a raging fire in what looked hopeless. >> holy cow. that guy's dead, dude. >> reporter: trucker david frederickson captured the crash on his dash cam and immediately sprang into action. >> what are you going to do? >> i've got a fire extinguisher. >> you know how to use it? >> reporter: the answer, yes. aiming first at the trunk, frederick son was able to calm the flames. >> and i started to notice there was a lady in the front seat. and she was kicking the door. and i reached over and, you know, pulled the door open. that's when i seen the little, about, a 1-year-old girl in the backseat. and it was really smokey. so i went ahead and opened up the door and grabbed her and handed her to my co-driver. >> reporter: frederickson first carries the baby to safety. then other good samaritans join the rescue.
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watch the man in the white shirt. taking the 51-year-old woman away. that fire so devastating it left nothing but charred metal behind. scott swanstrom the driver of the 18-wheeler, devastated by the crash. >> it just -- it hits you. it hits you, you are lucky to be here. >> reporter: miraculously, police say the woman and toddler suffered only minor injuries. frederickson came to their aid a full two minutes before first responders arrived. life-saving time. >> we were just glad to be able to be there to assist, you know, so that they can see tomorrow. >> reporter: thanks to a moment of courage. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> true hero there. >> very much so. >> good for him. well, when we come back, we've got "the skinny" for you. and taylor swift's brand new music. will you like it? we'll see. breaking news on the latest celebrity engagement. don't go anywhere. >> breaking news on the latest celebrity engagement. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome back on this tuesday. time for "the skinny," leading off with taylor swift. >> she held a livestream concert in front of an enthusiastic crowd. hanging on her every word. and for good reason. t-swift has a lot going on. she has a new album coming out.
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and has revealed the title "1989." why? because it is the year she was born. >> oh, she's a baby. that isn't all. she premiered her latest song and music video. we'll share it here with you. ♪ it's going to be all right nooul because it's going to be play play play and i'm just going to shake it shake it shake it off ♪ ♪ shake it off >> we think she is channeling her inner bieber with the jacket and hat. anyway, taylor swift shaking it off. an obvious jab at her critics. showing eclectic, poppy less country. the new album isn't due out until end of october. she has more big news to share. be sure to tune in to "good morning america" for her major exclusive announcement. and next to some breaking news of a budding partnership that's turning heads everywhere
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in the world of music. a very unlikely sort of do you yoi. west, apparently secretly recording tracks that could develop into an album. from "the new york post." no comment yet from either artist. >> sir paul disclosed he would be interested in collaborating with a rapper, who knew he would pick such a self described creative genius. more breaking news. funny man kevin hart is officially engaged to his girlfriend of five years, eniko parrish. >> he dished the news when he posted this picture of the happy couple and that impressive rock. the future mrs. hart is sporting. >> they were celebrating her 30th birthday with friends and family. to everybody's surprise, there he is, kevin hart, getting down on one knee, popping the question. congratulations to them both. snapshot now of one of the
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movie stars, humble beginnings just before he got his big break. >> that's right, "guardians of the galaxy" star, chris pratt, couldn't wait for throwback thursday. bringing it today. posted this on facebook. he actually used to live in the scooby doo van when he was homeless waiting tables in maui. rough life in hawaii. pratt says the script in his hand got him to hollywood. >> he was working at none other than the bubba gump shrimp company when he met an actress, rae don chong, she offered him a part. the rest is history. you have two movie themes playing out here along with scooby doo. >> i want to go see the inside. is it just a big pad? a big mattress? >> shaggy. >> shaggy. finally, time to check out who's celebrating their big day today. >> topping our celebrity birthday list, rock drummer. >> bill clinton. >> john stamos. >> and matthew perry of "friends" fame is 45. coming up, the latest
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parenting debate about leaving kids home alone. >> how young is too young? who decides, you or the child? you will meet a 7-year-old who made the call next on "world news now."
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we do? i took the trash out. i know. and thank you so much for that. i think we should get a medicare supplement insurance plan. right now? [ male announcer ] whether you're new to medicare or not, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. it's up to you to pay the difference. so think about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay and could really save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call now. with a medicare supplement plan, you'll be able to stay with your doctor. oh, you know, i love that guy. mm-hmm. [ male announcer ] these types of plans let you visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. and there are no networks. you do your push-ups today? prepare to be amazed. [ male announcer ] don't wait. call today to request your free decision guide and find the aarp medicare supplement plan
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to go the distance with you. go long. ♪ all by myself don't wannabe ♪ i want to be all by myself, no offense to you. >> so does a 7-year-old. >> all by himself, the 7-year-old boy. we'll tell you about a 7-year-old boy left alone by his mom in their home in new york in brooklyn. >> she says teaching him independence and responsibility. believe it or not, it's perfectly legal in new york. >> the story is sparking some controversy and discussion over how young is too young to leave a kid home alone. here's abc's paula faris. >> ahh! >> reporter: in the classic movie "home alone" 8-year-old mccauley culkin is accidentally left home by lims. but simon heisfeld's family says they leave him home alone
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intentionally and he's just 7. >> i'm a home body. >> reporter: do you know what a home body is? >> yes. >> reporter: what is it? >> somebody that likes to stay at home. >> as a mom you look for ways to help your child grow up and become more independent. >> reporter: lizzy, a blogger and mom of three in brooklyn, new york, says simon is the one who started asking for that alone time. why do you think you are ready to be left alone? >> well, i'm mature. >> reporter: so lizzy occasionally leaves him home alone while she goes for a run or during a quick errand, and never for more than 45 minutes. simon says he knows what to do in case of an emergency. >> if somebody knocks, don't answer. >> we have talked about so many different scenarios. he would be able to call someone or go to the neighbor or, you know, realize when he needs help. >> reporter: critics are calling her parenting choice ridiculous and crazy.
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>> it's not really a difficult decision if you know your child, i know my 7-year-old and he's a very mature child. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> fascinating debate. did not know this. 15 states actually define the minimum age at which you can leave your kids at home alone. >> that's right. new york, as we mentioned, isn't one of them. very interesting she's taken a lot of heat from this sort of social experiment that she's doing at home. but you know what, it's again up to the parents, up to obviously the laws of the state, but also what the child is ready for. >> you are the mom of an 8-year-old. would you leave your -- >> i have not. i also believe there are certain responsibilities and stuff you can teach them along the way. but you want to be alone, so i'm out of here. >> i always want to be alone. i want to have a party all by myself. no, i don't want to be alone. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning, i'm devin dwyer. >> i'm michelle franzen. here are some of the top headlines we're following. city under siege. ferguson, missouri, is militarized with the national guard stepping in, taking control of the streets after another night of rationally charged violent protests. notice warrant, no arrest. a texas judge cut governor rick perry a break, sparing him the embarrassment of an arrest warrant but he still have to face book, fingerprinting, mug shots on two counts of abuse of power. ebola outbreak. it appears to only be getting worse with no sign of slowing. one glimmer of hope as american missionary nancy writebol is reunited behind glass with her husband.
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she's said to be getting stronger every day. and some hitting last night kept the hopes from the team of chicago alive. they won a back and forth game against the team from rhode island winning 8-7. tonight they face the texans. toes are top stories. >> announcer: from abc news, "world news now." >> good tuesday morning to you. thanks for being with us. we begin with the growing crisis in ferguson, missouri. ten days after the shooting of the unarmed black teenager, michael brown. >> protesters again clashed with police who fired tear gas into the crowd with the national guard muscling in. tahman bradley is in ferguson and has the latest. >> reporter: the missouri national guard trying to keep order on the streets of ferguson, under the command of
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state highway patrol, which has so far failed to quell tensions here. >> what happened here, peaceful protesters gather but the other element blends in. now they blend in and that's what's been causing us some issues. >> reporter: as family and businesses prepared for another night of violence, president obama pleaded for peace and order. >> to a community in ferguson, rightly hurting and looking for answers, let me call once again to seek some understanding rather than simply holler at each other. >> reporter: at the heart of all this unrest, what happened between these two men, darren wilson, a white police officer, recognized for excellent service, and michael brown, a young black man about to start college. the results of several autopsies of the unarmed 18-year-old coming in. >> at least six shots. could be more, but at least six. >> reporter: the medical examiner hired by the family saying it's not clear if brown was charging forward or surrendering.
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>> the muzzle of the gun was at least one to two feet away. the muzzle at the time of discharge. it could be 30 feet away. it would be the same thing. >> reporter: and then the con flicking accounts of just what happened? >> it is our understanding in the investigation that within the police car there is a struggle over the officer's weapon. >> reporter: eyewitnesss tell a very different story. >> he was running. he put his arms up. stopped, put his hands up after he had gotten shot repeatedly. >> reporter: now it will likely be up to a grand jury to sort all this out. and that grand jury could meet as soon as wednesday. some people here on the streets are rallying in support of officer wilson, but many people here want to see him arrested. tahman bradley, abc news, ferguson, missouri. >> our thanks to tahman. the pathologist hired by brown's family is revealing new details about his findings. dr. michael boden says the bullet wound to michael brown's right arm may indicate the 18 yl's hands were up or his back
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was turned to the shooter, but he says he doesn't have enough information to be sure. a third and final autopsy was performed yesterday for the justice department by one of the military's most experienced medical examiners. and stay with abc news for all the latest on the situation in ferguson. break details later this morning on "america this morning" and "good morning america." the search in southern california for a young expectant mother married to a marine ended in trajty. her alleged lover is behind bars, moving it from a missing persons case to murder. jeff zeleny has the story. >> reporter: a missing marine's pregnant wife is now at the scene of a murder mystery. the body of erin corwin was found dead, 140 feet deep in a southern cal mine shaft. >> it's a very dangerous area. there are lots of mine pits out there. and it's very remote. >> reporter: it brought an end to an exhaustive eight-week
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search, over 300 miles and 100 mine shafts. her neighbor and former lover, christopher lee, behind bars in alaska, arrested in connection with her death. >> obviously, our investigation led us to believe there was some type of intimate relationship between lee and corwin, which in turn assisted our investigative leads as far as theories and whether or not christopher lee was involved in her disappearance. >> reporter: she disappeared two months ago after telling her husband she was going for a hike. but a friend later told investigators she was actually going on a secret hunting trip with lee. her husband, marine lance corporal reported her missing the next day. >> we certainly believe in the very beginning her disappearance was suspicious. >> reporter: a search warrant revealed lee said he didn't know much about erin and then he confessed the two had kissed. corwin's family insist, please
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continue to pray for our family and justice for erin. authorities are still working to build their case against lee who moved to alaska with his family this summer. they're now trying to bring him back to california for prosecution. jeff zeleny, abc news, los angeles. >> thanks. and out of control suv in los angeles ended up inside a pizza store. ten people were injured inside this little caesar's pizzeria when the vehicle plowed through the store front. seven people were taken to the hospital, including a 5-year-old in critical condition with a head injury. no word yet on the cause of the crash. now to a brazen crime caught on camera in san diego. a woman stole a police patrol car parked behind a police department command truck. the 0-year-old just casually opens the door and drives off. she was eventually captured after ramming several police cars and she's now facing a string of charges. turning now to iraq and a key victory in the fight against
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isis militants. iraqi forces have retain control of a critical dam in mosul, supported by a barrage of more than a dozen u.s. air strikes. president obama said allowing militants to control the country's largest dam could have been catastrophic. if they breached it, a massive flood could have reached baghdad, killing up to 500,000 people. israel and hamas have extended a cease-fire by 24 hours just minutes before it was set to expire at midnight. the two sides can now continue indirect talks in cairo, trying to hammer out a long-term agreement, that includes reconstruction of the gaza strip. they're still facing two major stumbling blocks. palestinians demand israel lift the gaza blockade, and israel says hamas must disarm. now it's time for a look at your tuesday weather. scattered showers and thunderstorms from western pennsylvania to maryland and virginia. and across much of the southeast. thunderstorms could get severe from the ohio valley into the midwest.
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typical summer storms across the southwest. phoenix hit 96. mostly 80s into the rockies. hot and dry across the plains where it soars into the 90s today. 80s across much of the midwest and in the northeast. time for a shoutout and hearty congratulations to our colleague, abc news white house correspondent ann thompson. >> a legend at that. my friend ann has been with our news organization 40 years. most of them covering the white house. now she says it's time to retire. >> that fact was not lost on president obama, who mentioned it yesterday during his news conference. >> i'm going to take the last question from somebody who after 41 years, i understand, has decided to retire. ann compton, everybody knows is not only the consummate professional but is also just a pleasure to get to know.
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>> let me ask you -- >> ann wasn't buying it all. she hit mr. obama with a question right after that. she'll officially retire on september 10th, the 41st anniversary of her first day as a network correspondent. hats off to ann. she's an absolute legend, has been an inspiration to so many young reporters and journalists here at abc and many networks. covering the news for us back in the day. it's been a pleasure of a lifetime working alongside her at the white house. >> a big congratulations. well, we've had some fun here this summer but with all the state fairs going on, particularly in the heartland, this time we're off to texas. >> oh, we love state fairs. the texas state fair is nominated eight, let's call them delicacies for the coveted big tex award and that goes to the state fair's top treat. here's a sample. starting with the deep-fried breakfast for dinner. tortilla stuffed with bacon,
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eggs, and cinnamon roll bits deep fried. >> chicken fried loaded baked potato, with butter, bacon, cheddar cheese, deep fried with a blend of spices and served with ranch dipping sauce. >> for dessert how about trying a deep-fried texas blue bonnet. >> what's that? >> blueberry muffin stuffed with cream cheese, strawberries, chocolate more sells deep fried to a golden brown. >> and then the fried deep texas, pie dough with crunchy pecan filling, peach cobbler, deep fried and served with vanilla ice cream. >> a big reason to go to the texas state fair. >> they do everything big in texas. >> they do not one-up the minnesota state fair. coming up, though, the most unique als ice bucket challenge yet featuring lady gaga. first, royalty robbed on the streets of paris and a carefully
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planned am beneficiary bush. who was behind it? the tie insider mom is here with her best back to school items. stay tuned for that. you're watching "world news now." ♪ you got to go back back back to school again ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol ind indistantd spray. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol disinfectant spray. tant spray. i really use it in every room, on every surface and it allows me to get to all the hard-to-reach areas. all of the different nooks and crannies and places that little hands like to go. it makes me feel comfortable and confident that my home is fresh, it's protected, and that i've killed the germs and bacteria. one lysol, hundreds of uses. start healthing. one lysol, hundreds of uses. she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard earned money.
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that's ryan gosling from the 2011 hit movie "drive" showing his serious skills there as a getaway driver. this type of action isn't just for the big screen. a real life heist on the streets of paris, might as well be lifted from that hollywood script. >> the target, a wealthy saudi
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prince, his motorcade ambushed by gunmen. getting away with a suitcase filled with more than $300,000 in cash. abc's reena ninan shows us how they pulled it off. >> reporter: notorious for their opulence, expensive cars, fancy yachts and palatial residences. the saudi prince is now targeted. the prince was driving in a convoy leaving a luxury hotel in paris. that's when a gang of thieves in two bmws, heavily armed, flashed their guns and forced the convoy to stop. they grabbed the car carrying all the money, taking more than $300,000 in cash as well as sensitive embassy documents. then driving off with it. for people who travel in cars like these, carrying large sums of money isn't so crazy. one diplomatic source telling me that saudis often pay their staffers in cash. later on police found the burnt out remains of the car but no one was hurt. for now they're not saying which
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prince was targeted. or what leads they have. only that they suspect it was the work of professionals and perhaps an inside job. reena ninan, abc news, london. >> sounds like an inside job. >> it could be an inside job. you know, that was reena ninan's wheels there, she was using it as a proper, that yellow lamborghini. i don't know how she can afford that. well, coming up. it's back to school time. >> that's right. we called the toy insider mom for her top picks. helping your kids make the most of the new school year. her advice next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and, if we overcame that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ] ♪ gotta go back back back to school again ♪
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it's the time of year when kids pout and parents rejoice. it's back to school. and since it's time to reboot the brains, we have laurie schacht, toy insider mom here with great items to help reinforce that learning can indeed be fun as well as going back to school. welcome. >> certainly can. the summer goes so quick. we will start with something as simple as an easel. this is my first crayola grow with me easel. love it sits on the desk. quick twist of the legs we have a stand-alone easel. >> the preschooler. >> children as young as 2. and it's got a whiteboard on one side and a blackboard on the other. of course, i have my washable markers, so kids can draw on it. >> which was a great invention, by the way. >> great. not only can they draw on here. when they draw on skin or clothes, it washes out. i have decorated lunch bags, whether it's brown paper or reusable. >> which is part of the fun of going back to school. >> this is the new leap band.
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it's the first tracking device, activity tracker, for little kids. >> that's fun. >> we put this on. it is tracking them walking, running, jumping, but also challenges built in. so it might say, hop like a kangaroo, swim like a fish. of course, the more they do the more points they earn, the more points they earn, it unlocks games for them to play. >> tracks them like a smart phone, new technology. wearable tech really big these days. the little speller, phonics station. turn this on. we see the lights, graphics. really cute. >> good sound. >> hi. >> hi. >> i'm a super spelling bee. >> super spelling bee. pick a letter. >> and let's learn. >> push it in. >> how did i do? >> y. y. >> so, kids are learning letter recognition, sounds of letters and they even learn to spell up to 200 three-letter words.
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>> fantastic. >> for our older kids, scrabble. i love this for 8 and up. like we spoke of that before. brings the whole family together. >> and adults. >> scrabble is a classic. here is a new twist. this is the score keeper. it's electronic. no pens, no paper. >> scrabble is going high tech. >> scrabble is going high tech. not only does it keep score. there is a time in it. it gets everyone thinking a little quicker on their feet. >> keeps score, you still have to participate and do your own. >> you still have to do some math. have you to add up whatever points you get in each round. then keeps track. >> get the words right. >> have to get the word right. >> this looks pretty cool. older game. >> opposites attract. for 14 and up. think they're talking polar opposites. i think they're talking about fields of -- magnetic fields. so, i have these magnets. this is hearts of attraction. it's a great game for older kids and families. what i'll ask you to do is to slide your heart to those and
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let's see how many you attract. >> oh, so all of those are yours. >> i have some fine hearts. >> i would go next. these would be mine. the goal is to have the most hearts at the end of the game. >> you keep rolling the hearts. >> you keep rolling until they're all gone. >> what does it mean if you get the most hearts? >> you win. >> i'm looking at kinex and something sounds like it's going to be big. >> yes. a new buzz word is s.t.e.m., science, technology, engineering and mathematics. this fits into it. from kinex educational line. exploring wind and water. you are going to be the wind. since i don't have it. kids build this. seven models they can built from the kit. they get to understand how we can get energy from nature to make things work.
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>> the one and only lady gaga the lateest to take the ice bucket challenge. doing it in style. has got to win the award for fanciest bucket or silver-plated bowl. she's pretty artistic there. if you are one of the few people yet to take the challenge, it's all for a good cause, to raise funds and awareness for the debilitating disease, als, lou gehrig's disease. >> if you thought everyone was getting in on the viral charity trend, you are right. here we are, devin first. taking the chill y chilly dare. >> all in. >> great. >> there you are.
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very nice. slo-mo action for you. we started this yesterday. we shared this with you yesterday. we wanted to extend the gift that keeps on giving to our "world news now" staff. but, unfortunately many of them went running for the hills. rather to that alsa.org website. to make their donations. >> one brave man stepped up opting to take the challenge. our intrepid writer, our "bachel "bachelor" and "bachelorette" analyst, jack sheehan, he promised he has done it. let's take a look at the video evidence just to make sure. >> jack sheehan here in new york city. part of the ice bucket challenge. challenged by devin and michelle. yesterday morning. let's get right to it. invigorating. now time to challenge old friend former "world news now" anchor, rob nelson to do the same. excuse me. and our old friend tim laird. tim, you've poured plenty of ice in drinks over the years. now it's time to pour some on yourself. i'm going in.
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>> well done, jack. >> no doubt. >> that was rough. that was a little rough. invigorating. reminded me of being at the russian and turkish baths in the east village. spritzing. >> are you going to follow up with the nominees? >> well, i e-mailed rob. i don't know. he bailed out. i haven't heard back from him. we'll see what the deal is. >> he has 24 hours. >> tim laird one of our popular guests, foodies. we wanted -- the three of us wanted to extend a special nomination to one of our all-time favorite guests here on the show. aunt barbara, queen of tupperware, we formally nominate you this morning, aunt barbara. and we hope, all of us hope you use a piece of tupperware to get your cubes on. >> that would be one worth watching. >> stay with us. that's the news for this half hour. use a piece of tupperware to get your cubes on. >> that would be one worth watching.
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this morning on "world news now" -- a city on edge. the national guard on the streets of ferguson, missouri. an overnight curfew lifted. will peace and calm return? and the case of a young pregnant woman who had been missing since late june. police saying the body of erin corwin has been found. her former neighbor and alleged lover now in custody, charged with murder. then survive the tribe. a new show putting people in the wild living with native cultures. the challenges they face during a dangerous ten days that might feel a lot longer. it's tuesday, august 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, i'm michelle franzen. >> i'm devin dwyer. great to have you with us as always. >> another busy night in ferguson tonight.
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>> incredible pictures coming in. still a volatile situation there. we heard just yesterday from the attorney general. he plans to travel there on wednesday. but we begin this half hour with the latest overnight from ferguson. a city on edge again after more than a week now of violent protests and looting. >> the national guard has taken control of the streets of the st. louis suburb where racial anger is boiling over. ten days after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager michael brown. abc's marci gonzalez is there. >> reporter: the missouri national guard helping on a limited basis to secure the streets of ferguson. >> i'll be watching over the next several days to assess whether in fact it's helping rather than hindering progress in ferguson. >> reporter: called in after another night of this -- looting, molotov cocktails and gunshots fired at police, officers responding with armored trucks and tear gas. the outrage still boiling over
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after an officer shot and killed unarmed teenager michael brown more than a week ago. police maintain that officer darren wilson, shown in this facebook photo, shot brown after he was physically assaulted by the teen and his friend. the county medical examiners handed their autopsy results over to the prosecutor's office, confirms cause of death was gunshot wounds to the head and the chest. brown's family ordering their own autopsy. preliminary results showing brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head. >> there's no gunshot residues on the skin surface, so that the muzzle of the gun was at least one to two feet away. the muzzle at the time of discharge. it could have been 30 feet away. >> reporter: now as the justice department conducts a third autopsy, brown's mother tells robin roberts all she wants is justice. >> what is justice to you? >> being fair. arresting this man and making him accountable for his actions.
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>> reporter: and we have learned a grand jury could start hearing evidence in this case on wednesday. devin and michelle, back to you. >> our thanks to marci. the ferguson police department is facing another challenge this morning. not in the streets, though, but in the courts. the national bar association, a group of predominantly black attorneys and judges, has filed a lawsuit. it claims the city's police department is in violation of the state's open record law for not releasing reports, videos and photos of michael brown's shooting. the group is also suing to gets records related to darren wilson. he is the officer who shot brown. very volatile situation. we heard from marci there, that even on the streets tonight, michelle, a lot of action. the faa now extended a flight restriction over the entire city. >> that's right. that remains as well as out of an abundance of caution, they're also closing the schools in ferguson. supposed to start earlier this week. now they'll start monday.
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and before we move on. we should say, stay with abc news for all of the latest on the situation in ferguson. breaking details, later this morning on "america this morning" and "good morning america." turning now to the search for a southern california -- in southern california, rather, for the missing pregnant wife of a u.s. marine. that search has ended in tragedy. 19-year-old erin corwin reported missing by her husband. marine corporal jonathan corwin back in june. she told her husband she was going out to scout hiking trails in joshua tree national park. yesterday, however, her body was found not far from home. >> on saturday, august 16th, the search concluded with the discovery of erin corwin's body in a 140-foot mine shaft. the manner of death has been determined to be homicide. >> corwin's alleged lover, former marine christopher brandon lee, is now in custody. a friend of corwin's told detectives lee may be the father of her unborn child. investigators now say it appears corwin was actually going out to
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meet lee the day she disappeared. turning overseas to a key victory in the fight against those militants advancing in iraq. iraqi forces have taken back control of the critical dam with the help of american warplanes, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of lives. more from abc's terry moran. >> reporter: we went to the battlefield, walking a road that just days ago was under isis control. so, this was the isis front line right here. not anymore. it was a rare day of defeat for isis. kurdish and iraqi ground troops appear to have wrested control of the huge, strategically crucial mosul dam from isis fighters, who captured it just days ago. the kurdish commander telling us his brave, but lightly armed troops, could not have advanced without american air power. we saw the fallout firsthand. this was an isis vehicle destroyed in an air strike. one of those air strikes which
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helped kurdish forces pusht isis fighters away from villages, away from the roads, away from the mosul dam. the biggest fear about the dam. isis might weaponize it, causing a catastrophic flood, that could send a 65-foot high wall of water through mosul within hours and flood baghdad within days. up to 500,000 could be killed. >> that's the dam. that little ground out there -- >> reporter: general fattah, surveyed the field with us. smoke from air strikes rising in the distance. and on the ground, a deadly threat left behind. the general showed us these holes along the roadside where isis planted ieds. what is this? homemade chemical explosives. so a welcome victory over isis but a long struggle still ahead. terry moran, abc news, near the mosul dam, iraq. >> israel and hamas this morning have extended a cease-fire by 24 hours, just minutes before it was set to expire at midnight. the two sides can now continue
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indirect talks in cairo trying to hammer out a long-term agreement that includes reconstruction of the gaza strip. they're still facing two major stumbling blocks though. palestinians are demanding that israel lift the gaza blockade while israel says hamas must disarm. a small plane that took off from florida has crashed in the bahamas, killing all four on board. the cessna went down on approach to freeport on grand bahama island about 70 miles off the florida coast. it slammed into a marshy area making it tough for searchers to get to the wreckage. a texas judge has cut governor rick perry a break by choosing not to issue a warrant for his arrest. a grand jury indicted the governor on two felony charges of coercion and abuse of power. the judge issued perry a summons. which means he'll still be booked, fingerprinted and have his mug shot taken before a criminal case can proceed. perry can freely travel the
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country as he gears up for a possible 016 presidential run. a teenager rescued after falling into a deep crevasse in colorado. the 16-year-old girl was hiking a popular trail near ft. collins when she tumbled more than 60 feet. she had to spend three hours in the crack of the rock. she suffered a broken ankle and lots of bruises but remained conscious and was able to talk to rescuers. a big loss for tennis fans. spanish star rafael nadal won't be defending his u.s. open title when the tournament begins in new york city next monday. nadal says an injury to his right wrist forced his withdrawal. he hurt the wrist late last month while practicing. nadal is just the fourth player from the late '60s not to defend his title. that leaves djokovic and roger f federer the big favorites in the tournament. >> that will make for a different tournament for sure. >> absolutely. and it was a saturday night fever type night at the little league world series. we mean for staying alive, of course.
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>> they're definitely staying alive. last night the teams from chicago and rhode island faced off. winner gets to continue playing, loser goes home. and the chicago team slammed a couple of home runs and got a tie-breaking rbi single in the fifth. >> they held on from there. the chicago kids win a close one, 8-7. tonight they play the team from pearland, texas. once again, facing elimination. we wish them well. >> they're doing well. hanging on. their manager says, i don't really think they grasp what's going on at this stage. they've been to the edge here. the tournament continues to the weekend, on saturday when the u.s. and international titles are claimed, and then the winners of those brackets go on for the big kahuna. coming up in "the mix", one family's incredible summer adventure, gator hunting. they've got the pictures to prove it. >> you want to see those. first, you're moving but your waistline isn't. what's wrong with your running routine? let's get health advice from the
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♪ keeps you running >> perfect music to lead us into the next story. >> exactly. running. new information on running and wet loss, so many of us think it is the key to losing weight. that's not always the case. >> our friends at pop sugar have come up with tips for you to make sure the miles you are putting on, are actually getting results. abc's abbie boudreau has all the details. >> reporter: some fitness experts say you may think running will help you chase away extra pounds. often times it doesn't. >> come on, guys! push it, guys! >> reporter: former pro football player, and now fitness guru, says you may have to mix up your running routine. >> if you are doing the same thing three times a week. your body will adapt to that. it will become easy. do hills. intervals, speed. >> reporter: that worked for kimberly and adriana, both desperate to lose weight when running alone wasn't cutting it. >> i kind of wasn't going anywhere. i wasn't even plateauing. i really wasn't losing. >> reporter: when you started
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adding other things to the workout beyond the treadmill, what did you see? >> i have lost over 30 pounds. >> reporter: brendon says healthy eating, resistance training, combined with running is key. if you are still not losing weight you are likely not running enough. how much do you look to run? >> i like to run three miles a day. >> reporter: three miles. >> i run seven. >> reporter: every day? >> not every day. few times a week. >> you need to make yourself uncomfortable and challenge yourself. >> reporter: brendon says challenging yourself is not how long you are running, but paying attention to your heart rate. >> if you go above 80% you will burn fat for the future. >> reporter: if you are anything lake me after a long run, you have experienced the post workout pig-out. >> it's not a pass to go heat a burrito or pizza. yeah, go eat a nice salad. >> reporter: advice i guess i will take. not even a bite? please? abbie boudreau, abc news, los
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angeles. >> if you run miles you deserve a treat. they have a point. you reach a plateau, if you dot same thing every day, run 30 minutes, two miles, every day, you say get a friend, get outside. get off the treadmill. run faster with somebody with you. >> i like running outside more. treadmill running is different. it's different than running outside, feeling the elements and hills and stuff. >> fresh air. doesn't hurt anyone either. maybe lose some pounds, too. coming up, secrets of survival. we'll take you inside the amazon jungle to learn how tribal cultures live cut off from the rest of the world. could their way of life hold the key to fulfillment. ahead in the next half hour, fiery crash on the highway. the heroic truck driver who risk his own life to save a grandmother and a baby. we will take you to the scene. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ better run through the jungle ♪ ♪ what don't you see welcome back. in this fast-paced, high-tech society it's fascinating to think there are actual tribes of people who still have little to no contact with the outside world. >> unplugged. as technology is evolving much faster than we are, much of their way of life is simply about survival. as we get this rare opportunity to peer into their world. ask yourself, could you hack it? abc's dan harris finds out for himself. >> reporter: just weeks ago seven members of a previously
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uncontacted amazonian tribe emerged in brazil after threats from illegal loggers and drug traffickers forced them from their home in peru. several years ago a similar story prompted me to travel up the amazon to a place no reporter had been before. we came to meet the indians. who for millin yeah had zero contact with the outside world. in recent years they had limited outside contact, they still essentially lived in the same way their ancestors in the stone age. the pace of life here couldn't be more different than ours. while they have had a few modern tools like motor boats, swing trunks and goggles -- they seemed to take the parts of modernity that helped them live their ancient lifestyle. in fact they still live in large communal huts which led me to an impertinent question.
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this is a sensitive question. if you want to be alone with your wife, you want to be intimate with your wife, you are living in this room filled with people, how do you have privacy? [ laughter ] >> reporter: he told me they get plenty of privacy at night when everybody is asleep. apparently so. at the time of this interview this guy had seven children and his wife was pregnant with number eight. a new national geographic series "survive the tribe" takes viewers inside remote cultures and asks survivalists to live as the tribe lives for ten days. in the jungle survival skills are imperative knowing how to find water and emergency calories like beetle larva. >> i wouldn't say that insect grubs are my favorite. >> reporter: like the indians i visited, the hunters use hunting skills specific to their environment.
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their preferred target is the monk y high in protein, which they hunt high in the canopy using poisonous darts. most experienced hunters can fire a dart over 100 feet. they're >> we're going to the kill right now. >> when you start hunting with them and when you are actually in the action with them. you recognize that these people are truly the masters of the for forest. >> reporter: despite their isolation and lack of modern technology. it becomes clear on the show that these people mostly want the same things we do. >> you can see how people are raising their families, how they're finding their food, what their activities are that they are so good at that enable them to live in these really remote locations. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. >> leave it to dan to ask the sex question there. >> very fascinating to see how they live. how they survive. and thrive, really. during this thing. and i know right now that you're craving the grubs you saw there. >> the things like creampuffs.
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just look us. eat the little suckers. man, shooting the poison darts. just don't inhale accidentally. right? ctivities are, that they're so good at that enable them to liven these really remote locations. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> leave tight dan to ask the sex question therement. >> very fascinating to see how they live. how they survive. and thrive, really. during this thing. and i know right now that you're craving the grubs you saw there. >> the things like creampuffs. just look us. eat the little suckers. man, shooting the poison darts. just don't inhale accidentally. right.
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now it is time for "the mix "and we have some wild, wild things for you. let's start with this humongous alligator, hunters in bam caught for us. a whopping 1,000 plus catch for these hunters in alabama. and the length of this was logged at about 15 feet. now, that's pretty -- that's pretty big. >> a lot of gator. >> according to the national zoo, the average size for a female is about 8 to 9 feet but males can get over 1,000 pounds, but this is very rare for someone to catch this. >> what do do you with all that alligator meat? at the minnesota state fair, they can get ail gated other a stick. do they carve it up?
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sell the skin? >> they do have alligator on a stick? >> they do. check out minnesota state fair. moving on. we were just talking about running, health benefits of running, and the snacks you want to get after. meet a guy who is running cross-country. this is steve nolton. he can have as much as he wants to eat. he is running 3,414 miles. california to d.c. to raise awareness for american veterans. good for him. he is from minnesota. he is pushing the stroller you see there which has water and cell phone charger. apparently though, get this, steve has already run across the country twice. once previously to promote research for asperger's syndrome and another time for crone's disease. burning calories and pounds. >> great cause, to bring awareness to that. moving right along. let's meet a little chihuahua who was born without her front legs. so, the owner who adopted her decided to make this little contraption out of some former
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toys. little skateboard wheels there. and little chihuahua said to be doing great. and ashley, the owner of the little chihuahua, has donations pour in. they also had a designer make a little cart for her. >> i have never seen a dog like that without front legs. i have seen dogs with injuries to their hind legs, spinal cord injuries, towing along the little wheels. >> turbo is on a roll. >> turbo harnessed to a skateboard. good for him. apparently that device was molded out of a 3d printer as well. moving on. here's a guy we've been talking about all morning. pretty sure the dancer doesn't have bones. >> yeah, rubber band man. >> check this guy out. arthur kadri, using his gopro, courtesy of gopro, has to be the most flexible human being i have ever seen. maybe belongs in
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this morning on "world news now" -- more violence in ferguson, missouri. reports of shooting overnight as protesters face off once again against police and now national guard troops. all the details from the very tense scene coming up. and a murder charge in the case of a young pregnant woman missing for nearly two months. her former neighbor and alleged lover, a marine, is now in custody charged with her death. then a brave trucker to the rescue. dash cam video showing him heading toward a burning vehicle with just a small fire extinguisher as other drivers go right by. a woman and child pulled to safety in the nick of time. this could be the new odd couple of the music world. kanye west and sir paul mccartney now working together. the details ahead in "the skinny," on this tuesday, august 19th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning. i'm devin dwyer. >> i'm michelle franzen. it will be interesting to see kanye west and sir paul mccartney. >> rumors coming out about the two, sir paul and kanye. they showed up at each other's concerts recently. we'll see if there is something in store. what do you think that sound track would be like? >> we'll find out. we begin this half hour with ferguson, missouri, in full-blown crisis again this morning. >> after more than a week of violence, there have been new clashes overnight. police using tear gas and flash grenades on the crowds once again. just before the clashes began, missouri's governor tweeted a plea for peace and calm. all of this as the national guard also moves into the racially charged st. louis suburb. now ten days after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, michael brown. abc's tahman bradley is in ferguson with the latest.
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>> reporter: the missouri national guard trying to keep order on the streets of ferguson. they're under the command of the state highway patrol which has so far failed to ease tensions here. >> what happens is, the peaceful protesters gather, but other element blends in. and now they blend in and that's what's been causing us some issues. >> reporter: as families and businesses prepared for another night of violence, president obama pleaded for peace and order. >> so the community in ferguson that is rightly hurting and looking for answers, let me call once again for us to seek some understanding rather than simply holler at each other. >> reporter: at the heart of all this unrest, what happened between these two men, darin wils wilson, a white police officer, recognized for excellent service, and michael brown, a young black man about to start college. the results of several autopsies of the unarmed 18-year-old coming in. >> at least six shots, could be more, but at least six.
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>> reporter: the medical examiner hired by the family saying it's not clear if brown was charging forward or surrendering. >> the muzzle of the gun was at least one to two feet away, the muzzle at the time of discharge. it could have been 30 feet away and it would be the same thing. >> reporter: and then those conflicting accounts of just what happened. >> it is our understanding at this point in the investigation, that within the police car there was a struggle over the officer's weapon. >> reporter: eyewitnesses though tell a very different story. >> he was running and he turned around and put his arms up. he just stopped, put his hands up after he had gotten shot repeatedly. >> reporter: now it will be likely up to a grand jury to sort all of this out. >> along with sorting all of that out, they're trying to keep everything else safe by day. ferguson's schools announced today they will not reopen until monday now. >> that's right. the start of the school year delayed yet a whole week now because of this unrest. and we have tahman joining us live now in ferguson, missouri. tahman, great to have you with us.
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what can you tell us about the prosecutor overseeing the investigation of michael brown's killing. we understand there is scrutiny of him this morning? >> reporter: yeah, that's right, devin. there is a lot of scrutiny of the prosecutor. a lot of the protesters are worried about whether or not he can be impartial. now he has strong ties to the st. louis police. his father, his mother, his brother, and other members of his family all served as cops in st. louis. in fact, his father was killed by a black man in the line of duty. so, a lot of people want to see him step aside and want to see the governor call in -- or at least the attorney general call in a special prosecutor to investigate this. but the prosecutor's office says that he will stay on the case and he will see this thing through. >> all right. all eyes on that prosecutor. abc's tahman bradley live in ferguson this morning. thank you, tahman. stay with abc news for the latest on the situation in ferguson. breaking details later this
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morning on "america this morning" and "good morning america." turning now to our other top story -- the search for an expectant mom has gone from a missing persons case to a murder case. 19-year-old erin corwin was reported missing by her husband, marine corporal jonathan corwin, two months ago. yesterday her body was found not far from her home at the bottom of a mine shaft. her alleged loverer, former marine, christopher brandon lee, is now in custody. investigators say it appears corwin was going out to meet lee the day she disappeared. isis fighters in iraq have suffered a rare defeat. losing control of the country's largest dam with the help of american air power. it's now back in the hands of iraqi forces. abc's karen travers has the details. >> reporter: the u.s. military launched another heavy aerial bombardment over northern iraq more than a dozen air strikes aimed at helping kurdish and iraqi forces reclaim the critical mosul dam from isis.
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>> with our support, iraqi and kurdish forces took a major step forward by recapturing the largest dam in iraq near the city of mosul. >> reporter: u.s. and iraqi officials have been concerned, isis fighters could blow up the dam, releasing a massive wave of water, 60 feet high, flooding the city of mosul and impacting baghdad 250 miles away. >> the mosul dam fell under terrorist control earlier this month and is directly tied to our objective of protecting americans in iraq. if that dam was breached, it could have proven catastrophic. >> reporter: taking a break from his summer vacation, president obama was back at the white house for an iraq briefing with his national security council. he has insisted the u.s. air strikes will only be used to protect americans and prevent a humanitarian disaster. and pope francis weighed in and seemed to endorse action against isis. the pope said where there is unjust aggression, the aggressor
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must be stopped. but he stressed that he didn't say stopped with bombs or war, just by some means. pope francis also said he would consider going to northern iraq in a sign of solidarity with the christians there who are being persecuted because of their religion. karen travers, abc news, washington. a major milestone this morning in the effort to rid syria of weapons of mass destruction. the pentagon says a special navy ship has destroyed hundreds of tons of chemicals used to create sarin and mustard gas and nerve agents. the materials had been surrendered by assad regime to international monitors. president obama said the elimination of syria's declared stockpiles is a significant international achievement, but he warned that syria must still destroy remaining weapons facilities. the deadly ebola outbreak appears to only be getting worse. officials say it is now the deadliest on record. killing more than 1,100 and shows no signs of slowing. but there is a hopeful sign this morning at a hospital in
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atlanta. american missionary nancy writebol was reunited with her husband david, holding hands with him through the glass and praying together over the intercom. writebol battling ebola herself is said to be getting stronger every day. a top new york city politician revealed she has hpv, a sexually transmitted disease, that can cause cancer. melissa mark-viverito, speaker of the city council, made the unusual announcement on twitter saying she is at high risk. she said she took the unusual step of tweeting about her condition to help destigmatize the virus. hpv is among the most common stds and is known to cause cervical cancer in women. there is no known cure. getting a lot of buzz this morning for speaking out on it. there is no test for it. she says she is nervous about the diagnosis, getting a biopsy. but wants all women to pay attention to this and get vaccinated. >> and very brave for her to come out on twitter and sort of
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look for information and also give information. >> absolutely. a wildfire is threatening hundreds of homes and businesses near yosemite national park. 13,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the central california foothill community around oakhurst, including guests from four hotels, but some residents are refusing to leave. the fire has burned 500 acres so far. >> and as the fires burn here is a look at your tuesday forecast. it will be stormy in the southwest. and parts of the rockies today. thunderstorms from the great lakes and into the ohio valley. scattered showers from the southeast. spotty storms from western pennsylvania to virginia. >> 80s from new york to atlanta. heating up to the 90s across the south and plains. 80s also for much of the rockies. well, plenty of parents are dropping their kids off at college these days. for one family in texas, the whole thing was five times as nice. >> we say five times because we are talking about the diaz quintuplets -- maria, enna,
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jorge, john, emilio. all five of them are entering their freshman year at the university of north texas together. >> they say they've never been more than an arm's length away from each other for their entire life, so why should college be any different? null the school never had a set of quints enrolled at the same time before. good for them. coming up -- some breaking news from hollywood. a big engagement just being announced. who's involved? and the trucker coming to the rescue on an interstate. his story and who he saved straight ahead. you're watching "world news now." ♪ there goes my hero announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by airborne every day.
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♪ there goes my hero ♪ watch him as he goes welcome back. well, a dangerous scene in mississippi turns a truck driver into a hero. he led a band of good samaritans into action saving a grandmother and baby trapped inside a burning car. >> other drivers initially steered around the smoke and flames. but he ran right into it. here's mara schiavocampo with more. >> reporter: an inferno on the interstate. >> whoa, whoa, whoa. whoa, whoa, whoa! hang on. hang on. hang on. >> reporter: a lincoln towncar failing to yield while merging onto the freeway in gulfport, mississippi, losing control in 70-mile-an-hour traffic,
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colliding with an 18-wheeler, trapping the passengers inside a raging fire in what looked hopeless. >> holy cow. that guy's dead, dude. >> reporter: trucker david frederickson captured the crash on his dash cam and immediately sprang into action. >> what are you going to do? >> i've got a fire extinguisher. >> you know how to use it? >> reporter: the answer, yes. aiming first at the trunk, frederick son was able to calm the flames. >> and i started to notice there was a lady in the front seat. and she was kicking the door. and i reached over and, you know, pulled the door open. that's when i seen the little, about, a 1-year-old girl in the backseat. and it was really smokey. so i went ahead and opened up the door and grabbed her and handed her to my co-driver. >> reporter: frederickson first carries the baby to safety. then other good samaritans join the rescue. watch the man in the white shirt.
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taking the 51-year-old woman away. that fire so devastating it left nothing but charred metal behind. scott swanstrom the driver of the 18-wheeler, devastated by the crash. >> it just -- it hits you. it hits you, you are lucky to be here. >> reporter: miraculously, police say the woman and toddler suffered only minor injuries. frederickson came to their aid a full two minutes before first responders arrived. life-saving time. >> we were just glad to be able to be there to assist, you know, so that they can see tomorrow. >> reporter: thanks to a moment of courage. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> true hero there. >> very much so. >> good for him. well, when we come back, we've got "the skinny" for you. and taylor swift's brand new music. will you like it? we'll see. breaking news on the latest celebrity engagement. don't go anywhere. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ welcome back on this tuesday. time for "the skinny." leading off with taylor swift. >> she held a yahoo! live stream concert in front of a very enthusiastic crowd, hanging on her every word. and for good reason. she has a lot going on lately.
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she has a new album coming out and revealed the title xix 89. buy? because it's the year she was born. >> she's a baby. but that wasn't all. she did -- an '80s baby. she premiered her newest song and music video. we'll premiere it for you called "shake it off." ♪ it's going to be all right because it's going to play play play play ♪ ♪ and fans going to hate me hate hate hate hate ♪ ♪ and i'm just going to shake it off shake it off ♪ >> we think she is channeling her inner bieber with the jacket and hat. anyway, taylor swift shaking it off. an obvious jab at her critics. showing a very classic array of styles there. poppy, less country. the new album isn't due out until end of october. but she has more big news to share. be sure to tune in to "good morning america" for her major exclusive announcement. and next to some breaking news of a budding partnership that's turning heads everywhere in the world of music.
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a very unlikely sort of duo. >> that's right. sir paul mccartney and kanye west have secretly been recording tracks that could turn into an album, according to the new york post. no comment yet from either artist. >> sir paul disclosed he would be interested in collaborating with a rapper, who knew he would pick such a self-described creative genius. more breaking news. funny man kevin hart is officially engaged to his girlfriend of five years, eniko parrish. >> hart dished the news when he posted this picture of the happy couple and that impresses ive rock. the future mrs. hart is sporting. >> they were celebrating her 30th birthday with friends and family when, to everybody's surprise, there he is, kevin hart getting down on one knee, popping the question. congrats to them both. snapshot now of one of the movie star's hum humble beginnings before he got his big break. >> that's right, "guardians of the galaxy" star, chris pratt, couldn't wait for throwback
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thursday. so bringing this to you today. posted this on facebook. he actually used to live in the scooby doo van when he was homeless, waiting tables in maui. rough life in hawaii. pratt says the script in his hand is what got him to hollywood. >> he was working at none other than the bubba gump shrimp company when he met an actress, rae don chong, she offered him a part. and, of course, the rest is history. so, you've got two movie themes playing out here, along with scooby-doo. >> i want to go see the inside. is it just a big pad? a big mattress? >> shaggy. >> shaggy. finally, time to check out who's celebrating their big day today. >> topping our celebrity birthday list, rock drummer. of cream, ginger baker turns 75. >> president bill :ton is 68 today. >> actor john stam mouse turns 51. >> and matthew perry of "friends" fame is 45. happy birthday to all. coming up, the latest parenting debate about leaving kids home alone. >> how young is too young? who decides, you or the child?
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you will meet a 7-year-old who made the call next on "world news now." who decides, you or the child? you will meet a 7-year-old who made the call next on "world news now."
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we do? i took the trash out. i know. and thank you so much for that. i think we should get a medicare supplement insurance plan. right now? [ male announcer ] whether you're new to medicare or not, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. it's up to you to pay the difference. so think about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay and could really save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call now. with a medicare supplement plan, you'll be able to stay with your doctor. oh, you know, i love that guy. mm-hmm. [ male announcer ] these types of plans let you visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. and there are no networks. you do your push-ups today? prepare to be amazed. [ male announcer ] don't wait. call today to request your free decision guide
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and find the aarp medicare supplement plan to go the distance with you. go long. ♪ all by myself don't wannabe ♪ i want to be all by myself, no offense to you. >> so does a 7-year-old. >> all by himself, the 7-year-old boy. we'll tell you about a 7-year-old boy left alone by his mom in their home in new york in brooklyn. >> she says teaching him independence and responsibility. believe it or not, it's perfectly legal in new york. >> the story is sparking some controversy and discussion over how young is too young to leave a kid home alone. here's abc's paula faris. >> ahh! >> reporter: in the classic movie "home alone" 8-year-old mccauley culkin is accidentally left home by lims. but simon heisfeld's family says they leave him home alone
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intentionally and he's just 7. >> i'm a home body. >> reporter: do you know what a home body is? >> yes. >> reporter: what is it? >> somebody that likes to stay at home. >> as a mom you look for ways to help your child grow up and become more independent. >> reporter: lizzy, a blogger and mom of three in brooklyn, new york, says simon is the one who started asking for that alone time. why do you think you are ready to be left alone? >> well, i'm mature. >> reporter: so lizzy occasionally leaves him home alone while she goes for a run or during a quick errand, and never for more than 45 minutes. simon says he knows what to do in case of an emergency. >> if somebody knocks, don't answer. >> we have talked about so many different scenarios. he would be able to call someone or go to the neighbor or, you know, realize when he needs help. >> reporter: critics are calling her parenting choice ridiculous and crazy.
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>> it's not really a difficult decision if you know your child, i know my 7-year-old and he's a very mature child. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> fascinating debate. did not know this. 15 states actually define the minimum age at which you can leave your kids at home alone. >> that's right. new york, as we mentioned, isn't one of them. very interesting she's taken a lot of heat from this sort of social experiment that she's doing at home. but you know what, it's again up to the parents, up to obviously the laws of the state, but also what the child is ready for. >> you are the mom of an 8-year-old. would you leave your -- >> i have not. i also believe there are certain responsibilities and stuff you can teach them along the way. but you want to be alone, so i'm out of here. >> i always want to be alone. i want to have a party all by myself. no, i don't want to be alone. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, another tense standoff in ferguson, missouri. more gunfire, tear gas and arrests. we're live from the scene with the very latest. developing overnight, a fast-moving wildfire forces thousands of people from their homes. the attack to get it under control from the air and the ground under way right now. heroic rescue. a violent collision, a burst of flames and the truck driver who jumped into action to save lives. danceoff. senator john mccain breaks it down in a room full of celebrities. ♪ good tuesday morning. great to have you with us. we begin with another tense

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